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San Diego Union-Tribune (10/03/2004), Your Hit Parade

San Diego Union-Tribune, October 3, 2004 (article excerpt)

Your Hit Parade
Readers get right to the heart of the matter why rock matters

Rock 'n' roll will never die.

Nor will its power to move us.

On July 25, "The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll," a special Arts section, focused on rock's 50th anniversary, and included, among other things, our staff's cherished musical memories. With an invitation called "I love rock 'n' roll," we asked you to share your memories with us, too.

And did you ever!

For weeks, we've read, sifted and sorted through e-mails and letters from readers of all ages, and from all parts of the county.

Today, we offer merely a sample of your rock 'n' roll remembrances (space limits the ability to publish them all).

Thank you for responding the way you did with enthusiasm, joy, poignancy.


Stevie Nicks cast her spell on me in 1997 when I saw the television broadcast of Fleetwood Mac's "The Dance" tour. I realized then how talented she is as a songwriter and performer.

After that, I saw her in concert in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2004. Although each show had it's own special meaning, there was one in particular that still gives me goosebumps when I recall the magical moment in my mind.

It was at Chula Vista's Coors Amphitheater, October 2001. Traditionally, at a Stevie Nicks show, she greets her fans all the way across the front row during the middle of "Edge of 17."

I was in the 7th row for this show, and my girlfriend Kim and I had a gift we wanted to get to Stevie during the song. We made our way up to the front, and Stevie was coming toward us from the left, shaking hands all the way. As she made her way in front of me, her bodyguard took the gift I was holding up for her, but Stevie didn't see me. She shook Kim's hand and began to pass me.

We were at the far right of the stage so Stevie was going to be finished any second. Then, her bodyguard (God bless him!) patted Stevie and pointed down to me. Stevie looked down at me, and made this face like, "I'm sorry," took my hand, squeezed it and blew me a kiss.

Sigh. I can't expect the typical person to understand what that little thing meant to me, but I'll never forget it.

Jamie Maletic, 35, La Mesa

Date: 2004-10-03         Number of views: 2308

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